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Re: State of Emergency, Coronavirus (part 2)
« Reply #45 on: Tuesday 17 March 20 00:13 GMT (UK) »
Meanwhile in America they are lining up to buy guns, not toilet paper.  No surprise there.  Maybe the guns are to protect their toilet paper.

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Re: State of Emergency, Coronavirus (part 2)
« Reply #46 on: Tuesday 17 March 20 00:14 GMT (UK) »
Meanwhile in America they are lining up to buy guns, not toilet paper.  No surprise there.  Maybe the guns are to protect their toilet paper.

Debra  :)

or to put in the perforations for the sheets.   :)  afterall they are not allowed to gather in groups of ten or more now. 

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Re: State of emergency (part 2)
« Reply #47 on: Tuesday 17 March 20 01:15 GMT (UK) »
The BBC has just made available the full program on the BBC IPlayer of the briefing:

You need to have a TV licence to use iPlayer. If you don't have a valid TV licence you would be committing an offence if you watch it.

I think I'd be inclined to worry more about catching the virus over being caught without a relevant licence.

It's very difficult for them to prove &/or take anyone to court for not having one as it's not classed as a criminal offence.

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Re: Re: state of emergency
« Reply #48 on: Tuesday 17 March 20 01:49 GMT (UK) »

Here is the official guidance:

Guidance on social distancing for everyone in the UK and protecting older people and vulnerable adults
Published 16 March 2020


Thanks for posting link.
 I'm a "vulnerable adult". If I've correctly understood the document I'm in the special category "at even greater risk of severe illness from Covid-19". "Bespoke guidance will be provided by your G.P. next week."  I should receive a letter with advice on "more stringent measures". In the meantime "you should rigorously follow the social distancing in full". (Carry a 2 metre ruler?) That's NHS England though and I'm not in England. I shall watch for the postman next week.
I've been "social distancing" to a large extent for the past fortnight and had been limiting contact for the previous 3 months, even Before Covid-19 (B.C.) I go out to hospital, local shops for food & essentials, and for walks. I sometimes arrange to meet a friend outdoors. Not been on public transport for a month and shan't for a while.
Perhaps I'll be issued with an official notice to wear when I'm out "Caution!  Special Category Vulnerable Person. Do not approach within 2 metres" in big red letters.
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Re: State of Emergency, Coronavirus (part 2)
« Reply #49 on: Tuesday 17 March 20 02:02 GMT (UK) »
In all the confusion and madness regarding the caronavirus, surely the medical "experts" have thought of how Edward Jenner started the vaccination of people in the early 1800's to prevent smallpox.

Just get a person how has recovered from the virus, and get some of their blood plasma, and inject it into those most susceptible, with the antibodies with have been created by the recovered person.

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Re: State of Emergency, Coronavirus (part 2)
« Reply #50 on: Tuesday 17 March 20 02:07 GMT (UK) »
Re reply #49. There are rules about testing vaccines and medicines which didn't exist when Jenner did.
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Re: State of Emergency, Coronavirus (part 2)
« Reply #51 on: Tuesday 17 March 20 02:44 GMT (UK) »
Side tracked to a friendís very interesting Norfolk families. MORGAN, PRATT, HORNOR, SUCKLING, GLEANE etc. And in London DOWNES, du CROZ, MORGAN (same MORGANs as the Norwich lot)

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Re: State of Emergency, Coronavirus (part 2)
« Reply #52 on: Tuesday 17 March 20 06:20 GMT (UK) »
In all the confusion and madness regarding the caronavirus, surely the medical "experts" have thought of how Edward Jenner started the vaccination of people in the early 1800's to prevent smallpox.

Just get a person how has recovered from the virus, and get some of their blood plasma, and inject it into those most susceptible, with the antibodies with have been created by the recovered person.

Yes, immunology has come on a lot in the last couple of hundred years - even to the point where medical experts don't need the " " around their name.
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Re: State of Emergency, Coronavirus (part 2)
« Reply #53 on: Tuesday 17 March 20 07:27 GMT (UK) »
The shopping problem is worrying and annoying.
We generally do our weekly shop on a Monday morning as it is so quiet and peaceful.
Yesterday it was like Christmas Eve with people barging around and clearing the shelves of non perishables.
But also, the meat aisle was empty.  Nothing that we normally buy on a weekly basis was available, not the turkey meat nor the fish.
And don't get me started on UHT milk. I don't know why it is my husband's preferred choice, but we always take 3 or 4 UHT soya, and 4 UHT cows milk. Since the crisis began we have only been able to buy fresh cows milk in plastic containers.
I was able to pick up a shower gel as mine is used up, but I went into 4 different stores in the High Street on Saturday for a hand soap, and found empty racks in every store. Most odd, and irritating.
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